Arizona Cardinals lineman Kelvin Beachum Jr. partners with World Vision to drill clean water wells in Zambia

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  • The NFL veteran will fund the drilling of two wells and help raise funds for a third
  • The effort will support World Vision’s goal of reaching everyone in their project areas with clean water—including 800,000 people in Zambia by 2025
NFL veteran, Kelvin Beachum Jr, supports world vision

Phoenix (February 13, 2023) – Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum Jr. will be traveling to Zambia with World Vision in March to see the impact clean water has on communities. A long-time World Vision partner, Beachum is funding two critical water wells through the organization. Together they are looking to build a third well with support from Beachum’s fans.

“The need for clean water access is urgent. More than 800 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and unsafe hygiene. Access to clean water is a basic human right. My hope is by building wells we can give people the opportunity to keep their families healthy and safe for years to come,” said Beachum.

As the leading nongovernmental provider of clean water in the developing world, World Vision reaches one new person with clean water every 10 seconds. Since one well can provide up to 2,800 gallons of water every day for over 300 people, the wells funded by Beachum and his fans will give three communities in Zambia access to clean, life-sustaining water for up to 30 years or more. World Vision also equips communities to improve sanitation and hygiene, ensuring clean water leads to overall better health.

In February 2016, Kelvin visited Honduras to see outcomes from World Vision’s Entrepreneurship and Employment with Technology program, which gives children a boost by helping them to improve technology skills. Through the program, computer labs were installed in several area schools and 145 teachers were equipped to instruct nearly 1,000 students on how to use and repair computers — a first for many of the students, who had previously learned about computers by looking at pictures. Kelvin also visited World Vision’s Agua Blanca Water Project to learn about local agricultural and entrepreneurial advancements.

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Beachum is a Texas native who just finished his 11th NFL season, currently with the Arizona Cardinals. He is an SMU graduate (’10, ’12) and executive board member. He is a union rep for the NFLPA and a member of the Players Inc. Advisory Committee, the Players Coalition, and the Donors Choose advisory board. He is also a professional speaker and an active technology investor. Along with his NFL and business commitments, Beachum is passionate about ending hunger, providing clean water access, advocating for education equity, and encouraging minority youth to pursue STEAM disciplines while addressing the digital divide. Beachum lives in Arizona with his wife, Jessica, and their three children.


World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

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